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Diablo 4 release date and time: When does early access begin for Diablo 4?

Including details of when special pre-orders grant early access

Want to know the Diablo 4 release time? It has been over a decade since the last mainline game in the franchise, but Diablo 4 is finally here. This week, the gates of hell opened, welcoming all of us into the demon-slaying frenzy that's sure to take over much of our lives for the foreseeable future.

In this guide, we'll break down the Diablo 4 release time in your region so that you can start playing straight away at launch. If you loved the beta weekends and simply can't wait that long, we'll also cover the early access launch time for those who pre-ordered the Deluxe or Ultimate editions of Diablo 4.

What is the best class in Diablo 4? Watch this video to find out.

If you want to know when you can start installing the game ahead of release, then check out our Diablo 4 preload guide for details on time zone preload times and install size!

Diablo 4 release date

Diablo 4 releases on June 6, 2023 at the following times:

  • US West: 4pm PDT (June 5)
  • US East: 7pm EDT (June 5)
  • UK: 12am BST (June 6)
  • Europe: 1am CET (June 6)
  • South Korea: 8am KST (June 6)
  • Australia: 9am AEST (June 6)

Diablo 4 early access release date

Those who preordered the Deluxe or Ultimate editions of Diablo 4 received four days of early access from June 2, with Blizzard president Mike Ybarra confirming the start times on Twitter as follows:

  • US West: 4pm PDT (June 1)
  • US East: 7pm EDT (June 1)
  • UK: 12am BST (June 2)
  • Europe: 1am CET (June 2)
  • South Korea: 8am KST (June 2)
  • Australia: 9am AEST (June 2)

Diablo 4 is out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series consoles, and both sets of release times apply to every platform.

We've got a bunch of Diablo 4 guides coming up at launch, and you can get stuck into some build-crafting with our Diablo 4 Barbarian build, Rogue build, and Sorcerer build right now! Make sure to also check out our Diablo 4 review for our full thoughts.

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